Gregory Schopf leads Nixon Peabody’s Insurance Industry team and is a key member of the Commercial Litigation, International and Trade Secret teams. Greg focuses on complex disputes and represents clients in a wide array of litigations. He also counsels clients on trade secret rights, protection methodologies and enforcement issues. He has significant experience litigating trade secrets cases in California courts.
What do you focus on?
I focus my practice on two main areas of litigation and dispute resolution. I rely on more than 25 years of experience and my understanding of my clients’ businesses to manage their most complex and difficult problems.
Complex Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
I’ve represented dozens of U.S. and international insurers in claims involving fraud, asbestos, bankruptcy, technology protection, data privacy, professional liability, construction defects, fiduciary liability, environmental contamination, advertising liability, employment issues, catastrophic first-party losses and other matters. In a novel case, a team I led devised the successful defense of a bad faith suit arising from class action habitability coverage claims where we turned the tables and obtained a $2m+ trial verdict for our insurer client.
Domestic and International Business Disputes
I have resolved contract disputes and indemnity claims of all kinds and disputes over unfair competition, trade secret theft and fraudulent conveyances through efficient negotiations, mediations and arbitrations. My record in matters requiring injunctive relief and/or trial in state and federal courts is equally strong. Recently, my team successfully re-negotiated contract terms for an overseas client in a contentious dispute with a large U.S. defense contractor over costs and timeliness of performance.